Legal document: T-S K16.61

Legal document T-S K16.61


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State document, Ayyubid period. Petition to an Ayyubid ruler regarding the appointment of military personnel: ʿUmar b. Masʿūd, leader of the archers in Alexandria of long experience (since the day of al-Kāmil) is asking that two boys he trained be employed in his unit. Mid-13th century. On verso are the Hebrew piyyuṭim במה אקדם ומה אמר אליך and Abraham ibn Ezra, אם רח אבנים כחי, and a draft of the basmala and tarjama of the document on recto. (Information from CUDL)

T-S K16.61 1v



Geoffrey Khan, Arabic Legal and Administrative Documents in the Cambridge Genizah Collections (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).


  1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

  2.                المملوك عمر بن مسعود مقدم الرماة

  3.               القوسية ثغر الاسكندرية المحروسـ[ـة]

  4. يقبل الارض وينهى انه مستمر على تقدمة طايفة من الرماة من الا[يام]

  5. الكاملية الى الان وقد انشا المملوك ولدين رماة وهم بطا[لـ]ـيـ[ـن]

  6. دون جامكية وسئال المملوك من صدقات مولانا [ا]عز الله نصره

  7. استخدامهم فى طايفة المملوك واجراه على [        ]

  8. انعام علي المملوك واحسان اليه والراي اعلا

  9.             ان شا الله تعالى


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